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William Roberts:

Self-portrait, c.1925



Illustration © The Estate of John David Roberts. Reproduced with the permission of the William Roberts Society. Catalogue information based on the catalogue raisonné by David Cleall. For this and full details of the exhibitions cited, see the links below.



Self-portrait, c.1925

First state

Self-portrait, c.1925

Second state

Self-portrait, c.1925

Third state

Self-portrait, c.1925
Etching, 12.6 cm x 9.8 cm

'"Self-Portrait" exists in three states, progressing from the lightly flecked surface of the first state to a much denser network of lines and heavier inking in the third' – British Museum online catalogue
PROVENANCE: Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers 16 Oct. 2013 (first state, £1,550); British Museum (second state, bought from Dr Frederick Mulder, 1985); Estate of John David Roberts (held in Tate store, 2014) (third state)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: (various impressions) Hamet Gallery 1971, National Portrait Gallery 1984 (third state), Cambridge 1985 (third state), British Museum 1990 (second state), Gillian Jason Gallery 1991 (first state), Kendal 1999 (second state)




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